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The Denver Nuggets figure the way to quit getting beaten inside and out by the Los Angeles Lakers is to get them running up and down the court.
Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum combined for 65 points in Los Angeles' 104-100 victory Tuesday night that gave the Lakers a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series that shifts to the Pepsi Center on Friday night.
After falling behind early, the younger, quicker Nuggets picked up the pace and made a game of it. Now, they'll try to duplicate their up-tempo style to make this a competitive series.
Denver's transition game is fueled by Ty Lawson and Corey Brewer, but the Nuggets have to tighten things up on defense, force Bryant to take tougher shots and clear out Bynum underneath.
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For once, Kobe Bryant smiled. For once, Andrew Bynum frowned.
The Lakers' two best players appeared to trade roles. Bryant usually remains stoic and serious during the NBA playoffs. Bynum often appears carefree.
Yet, the circumstances surrounding their differing body language actually revealed how they are resembling each other.
The Lakers' 104-100 Game 2 victory Tuesday...
LOS ANGELES – It was Kobe, Kobe and more Kobe. It was known that if the Lakers were going to keep Denver at bay for the entire series that Bryant would start having runaway games.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver's late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.
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DENVER (AP) -- Speedy point guard Ty Lawson believes more running and better rebounding will get the Denver Nuggets back into their first-round series with the Los Angeles Lakers.
And coach George Karl thinks it boils down to controlling the paint, preventing Lakers center Andrew Bynum from dominating down low.
Or the trick to turning this series around could be something as simple...